November 2, 2018 Subject:
For my money the Terrapin>Playin'>China Doll>Jam is the highlight of this run, and Joani captured it just perfectly.
December 21, 2016 Subject:
One could argue that you cannot give any sound board recording a 5 star rating because boards do not capture the ambience of the venue. We are spoiled by the archive. In the day, finding a board was a rare circumstance. The Walker-Scotton tapes are almost always impeccable and much closer to what you would have heard if you had been there than any board.
Of course, I never give ratings...who am I to judge? I just take it as it was offered and move on to the next show.
February 27, 2014 Subject:
Better than the board
I am hard pressed to give any audience capture 5 stars. One, because the moniker of 5 stars is gratuitously abused, and secondly tapers can not control the their surroundings. One careless crowd member can ruin a beautiful recording.
This recording has everything, depth, clarity, realism. I rate it a 4.99998
Also, the tracking is incorrect. Set II should read, T11 Playin' -> Playin' reprise Jam -> t12 China Doll -> Drums